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Radiation surveys of the Naval Postgraduate School LINAC


Published June 1992
Topics Physics
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Thesis advisor(s): Maruyama, Xavier K

"June 1992."

Thesis (M.S. in Physics)--Naval Postgraduate School, June 1992

Bibliography: p. 99

The NPS LINAC was initially designed for use in radiation damage and nuclear structure studies. The LINAC's role has subsequently evolved to include research in a variety of other areas such as the generation of coherent microwave, optical, and x- radiation. The use of high energy electrons produces a radiation environment for which personnel and equipment safety must be addressed. It is the purpose of this study to measure the radiation levels in the areas surrounding the LINAC and to identify the sources of that radiation. A guide is provided for the installation of additional supplemental shielding for the LINAC to further reduce radiation levels in areas occupied by personnel. Primary conclusions of this study are that the radiation levels produced by the linear accelerator are below statutory limits, and that a neutron energy correction factor different than currently used should be used for personnel dosimetry at the NPS LINAC. This will result in the reduction of the TLD measured neutron dose evaluation for personnel

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Publisher Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School;Springfield, Va.: Available from National Technical Information Service
Pages 118
Language en_US
Call number o640406636
Digitizing sponsor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Book contributor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Collection navalpostgraduateschoollibrary; fedlink; americana

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